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World's First 100-core Chip; Powerful but not "Intel Inside"

Tilera has announced that they have created the world's first 100-core chip — the 100-core TILE-Gx100. This chip claims to have four times the performance of any chip announced to date. They claim to have ten times better computing efficiency than Intel's next generation Westmere processor.

New SKUs and a Release Date for Visual Studio 2010

With recent (or near future) releases of Windows 7, Windows 2008 R2, SharePoint 2010, and Silverlight, it is no surprise that a new release of Visual Studio is coming soon. According to The Register, Visual Studio 2010 will release on March 22, 2010. They reported that Beta 2 will be available to MSDN subscribers today (it was not there at the time I wrote this), and that it would be publicly available on October 21st to everyone else.

The Day Microsoft Killed the eBook Reader

I've looked at getting an eBook reader for quite a while now. My wife was going to buy me a Sony eReader for Father's Day when they were super discounted at Borders; however, they were sold out all around town due to the low price. If you go to a store that has ebook readers, it is hard to resist picking them up and poking on one. Some of the off brands are not the coolest devices, but the Sony and Kindle eBooks work as small, lightweight devices to read books.

Best Product Name Ever: Microsoft MiniFuzz File Fuzzer

A name like MiniFuzz File Fuzzer sounds like something you'd either read in a Dr Seuss book or on April 1st; however, Microsoft released this tool yesterday to provide "an easy to use, customizable solution for spotting unexpected application behavior."

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